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Slieve Bloom  Walking Breaks

 Walking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains

 walking the Slieve Bloom Way from Ardmore Country House B and B

 Ardmore Country House in Kinnitty near the Slieve Bloom Way and the looped walks at Kinnitty forest. A great location for a mid week or weekend walking breaks, walking the Slieve Bloom Way or taking part in the annual Slieve Bloom Walking festival which takes place on the May Bank Holiday weekend each year There are many walking trails in Kinnitty including the Knockbarron Eco trail, Glenafelly Eco Trail and 3 looped Slieve Bloom Walking trails of 1 to 3 hours. A heated drying room is available for use as well as walking maps. .  Chris your host is an experienced walker and has a very good knowledge of the trails in the Slieve Blooms.


Bluebell woods Knockbarron eco walk Kinnitty

 Slieve Bloom Walking Festival 

 29th Annual  Slieve Bloom Walking Festival 30th April- 2nd May 2022

€100 per person sharing

Package includes:

  • 2 nights bed and breakfast
  • Tea Coffee and home baking on arrival.
  • Wholesome packed lunches.
  • Flask tea or coffee (bring your own flask).


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 Slieve Bloom Walking Festival

3 days of great walks, enjoy the outdoors and have fun in the wild and wonderful Slieve Bloom Mountains. relax and enjoy connecting with friends in a local pub later.  Festival walks start at two locations  Kinnitty and Clonaslee and usually start  from 10.15am depending on which grade walk you choose.

Self-Guided  Slieve Bloom Walking break

€ 100 pps


Offer Includes: 


  • 2 nights accommodation with heart warming healthy Irish breakfasts
  • Tea/Coffee Home baking on arrival
  • 1 delightful packed lunches
  • Choice of Self Guided Loop Walking Maps
  • Drying room for Walkers
  • Free Off Road parking
  • Free Wi-fi



2 Nights B&B + 1 Dinner at Kinnitty castle Hotel

€135 pps


Offer Includes:


  • 2 nights accommodation with heart warming healthy Irish breakfasts.
  • A delightful packed lunch.
  • One 2-course evening dinner on one evening at nearby Dungeon Bar Kinnitty Castle. Subject to availability.
  • Slieve Bloom looped walking maps.
  • Free parking for Guests walking the Slieve Bloom Way


Experienced guide available for groups of 6 €120 for a day’s walking in the wild and wonderful Slievebloom Mountains.


Slieve Bloom Way Walking Break

€150 pps


Stay at the walkers welcome accommodation Ardmore Country House and walk the Slieve Bloom Way over 3 days.


Package includes:


  • 3 nights  accommodation
  • Choice of breakfast including home cooked traditional Irish Breakfast on each morning using fresh local produce.
  • Tea /Coffee and home baking on arrival
  • Free off road parking.
  • Free  Slieve Bloom Way Walking map
  • Use of drying room


Customer Reviews

We are delighted to be ranked in the top 3 of bed and breakfasts 2022  by readers of the Irish Independent reader travel awards

  • star rating  Ardmore house is a beautiful old country house. Chris, the landlady was an excellent host. Lovely fresh cooked breakfast. A stones throw from the pubs and cafes in Kinnity village.... read more

    31 October 2021

    star rating  We stayed with Chris at this beautiful guest house . From the moment we arrived we were pleasantly greeted by the hostess who was more than welcoming.
    Chris is... read more

    2 June 2021

    star rating  First of all, Chris our hostess was awesome!
    She steered us in the right direction for sights we would be interested in and not too far away. The breakfasts are... read more

    3 October 2019
  • star rating  This was our fourth and final B & B and by far the best! Chris is the definition of a hostess. She welcomes you into her home and offers you... read more

    26 October 2019

    star rating  This was our fourth and final B & B and by far the best! Chris is the definition of a hostess. She welcomes you into her home and offers you... read more

    25 October 2019

    star rating  I stayed here overnight for an adventure race in the village. I had a warm Irish welcome on arrival with a cup of tea and a wee cake. ... read more

    Liam F
    20 August 2019
  • star rating  From the start Chris was very welcoming and helpful. She made us tea and rang a local restaurant for us as it was near closing time. There was a sitting... read more

    12 June 2021

    star rating  Our trip in Kinnitty was very fantastic. Chris welcomed us during two weeks. The room was really clean and beautiful. It’s a great opportunity to try mountain bike available in... read more

    5 August 2019

    star rating  Just returned to the UK after 4 great nights at Ardmore Court House. The house is beautifully decorated with great rooms and an amazing garden. Chris is a fabulous host... read more

    11 August 2019
  • star rating  Hi we had a fabulous stay with Chris in her beautiful B&B .
    The lovely gardens and rooms made our stay very enjoyable, Chris couldn't do enough for us... read more

    30 August 2021

    star rating  I think like a lot of people in Ireland we had forgotten about the charm of bed and breakfasts for breaks in Ireland. After a very disappointing stay in a... read more

    5 September 2021

    star rating  My husband and I loved our stay at the Ardmore. Chris was an amazing hostess! She greeted us warmly and had a fire waiting for us in the sitting room.... read more

    7 April 2022
  • star rating  This place is magic! Chris is amazing, knowledgeable and fun. We were only here for one night and wish we had stayed for more. It was clean,... read more

    23 October 2019

    star rating  Arrived here completely wet, but it was nice and well-organised. Nice breakfast, also very pleasant and decent lady. The building itself is quite well-maintained, with a beautiful virginia creeper all... read more

    3 August 2020

    star rating  We stayed here for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Chris was a fantastic host, offering us tea and homemade scones on arrival. She went above... read more

    Emer M
    7 June 2021
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